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Also known as "being an ass", griefing is a type of behaviour on multiplayer games characterized as being counterproductive to a team, player/team killing, constant annoying voice chat, and cheating for wins. A griefer usually relies on the anonymity of the internet to cause you problems, and it is quite annoying when one appears. Ways to defend against the griefer scourge include reporting them to a moderator, booting them, and just plain leaving the game. Halo 3 features a streamlined built-in system to try to counter griefers; if a player teamkills another, it counts as a "Betrayal" kill, and the player who was killed is asked whether or not they want to boot the offending player.

Notable Griefers

  • Team Roomba - Known for their Team Fortress 2 griefing videos, which feature carefully planned application of exploits, such as building teleporters to bring players under the level geometry where they can attack the other team from anywhere on the map but not be attacked themselves, or jamming a player in the spawn room door so their team becomes trapped, to suck the fun out of the game for other players.
  • Patriotic N****s - A troll group known for griefing Second Life with obscene imagery, such as the infamous rain of penises, and self-replicating scripts.

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